“Feast or Flop” is an engaging online cooking show that combines the culinary world with the treasures of the Museum of Ventura County’s archives. Each episode takes viewers on a journey through our county’s history as MVC Collections Manager Renee Tallent uncovers recipes that have been tucked away for years. Working with regional chefs, Renee attempts to recreate these dishes to see if they are a delicious Feast or a disastrous Flop.
Episode 1 – Lima Bean Loaf Appetizer
From 1900 up to the 1960s Ventura County was providing 75% of the world’s lima beans. In this episode Renee collaborates with Adam Hart, director of the Culinary Arts Program at Oxnard College, where he makes a Lima Bean Loaf — a recipe from the PTA cookbook.